Pentagon chief flies into Iraqi Kurdistan, to meet Barzani

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter (R) stands with Col. Otto Liller, commander, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) (2nd R) as he is greeted by Iraqi Major General Falah al Mohamedawi (L) at the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service Academy on the Baghdad Airport Complex in Baghdad, Iraq, July 23, 2015. U.S. Defense Secretary Carter made a surprise visit to Baghdad on Thursday to assess the campaign against Islamic State, as Iraq advances plans to retake the fallen capital of Sunni-dominated Anbar prov





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